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Most Houston-Area School Districts Fail U.S. Standards

Nearly all the school districts and some elite schools in the Greater Houston area failed to meet tougher federal academic targets this year, confusing parents, frustrating educators and prompting calls for changes to the No Child Left Behind law.

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Three Innovation Schools in Boston Receive Financial Boost

Three Innovation Schools in Boston were among 20 state-wide that were awarded grants to help the schools better serve their student populations and invest in new educational tools.

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Fear Giving Way to App-Friendly Classrooms

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, school officials and parents feared the worst if smartphones and digital tablets fell into the hands of children at school.

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Special Ed Reform Brings NYC More in Line With National Trend

After a two-year pilot phase, changes to the teaching of special education students are coming to almost all the schools in the massive New York City public school system.

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Iowa District Hires New Superintendent

The Keokuk (Iowa) School District will soon have a new superintendent.

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Peoria Ariz. Unified School District Receives A for Academics

The Peoria Unified School District is among 25 percent of school districts in Arizona to earn an A from the state.

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Wis. School District Receives $895,000 for P.E.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the School District of Mishicot $895,000 in PEP grant funding, according to Superintendent Colleen Timm.

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Bobby Jindal School Voucher System Blasted As 'Destruction Of Education' By Religious Group

The leader of a national multi-faith religious group blasted Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's school voucher program this week, charging that it was an effort to mount a "ruthless attack on public education" and violate the separation of church and state.

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Kentucky Graduation Rates Climb Slightly

Kentucky's public high school graduation rates are up slightly.

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